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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

  • Scientific Name: Halyomorpha halys
  • Nicknames: Stink Bug, Stinky, Mr. Musty
  • Length: 1/2" - 5/8"
  • Color: Brown with white bands
  • Aggressive? No
  • Do They Bite? Can Pinch
  • Poisonous/Venomous? No
  • Disease Carrying? No
  • Invasive Species? No

The Stink Bug

Stink Bugs are attracted to light in the fall when they are looking for a nice warm place to overwinter.

Stink bugs primarily live in wooded areas and fields where food is abundant for them. They will live under leaves, loose tree bark, and other debris on the ground in woods and fields. The typical diet consists of ornamental plants and trees including crab apple, holly and some maples. They also enjoy feeding on fruits and vegetables. They get their name from a stinky odor that they leave when threatened.

To help deter these pests, you can limit exterior lighting. Try and seal all cracks around windows and doors. Exclude them from wanting to use your home for their winter hideaway.

How Do We Remove Them?

Once you give McMahon Exterminating a call in Evansville, Indiana we will bring a trained technician out to discover the issue and infestation, identify and develop a unique solution to your problem as every home and infestation is unique as some might require different or more intensive methods depending on the severity and location.

It is important to remember when dealing with large infestations near the home that one simple treatment will most likely not solve the issue in a lot of cases, instead we will need to asses and monitor the situation as it evolves, because ants might find newer entry points or might be resilient depending on the type of ant we are dealing. With McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest.